Public Seminar: The Scientific Legacy of Apollo
The Scientific Legacy of Apollo
Prof. Marc Favata, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Montclair State University
The primary goal of the Apollo missions was "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." But the Apollo astronauts also left several scientific experiments on the Moon and returned with 842 pounds of lunar materials. What did we learn from this? I will focus on a few scientific questions that were informed by the scientific efforts of the Apollo astronauts: (i) the formation of the Moon, (ii) the seismology and composition of the Moon, and (iii) Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) and its role in testing general relativity.
7pm-8pm, CELS 120
(Event will be followed by Public Telescope Night outside of CELS building, weather permitting.)